I Had Epilepsy

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    I Had It As A Child

    i had epilepsy as a child, i hated taking the medication and i now hate hospitals. but, i havent had to take the medication, nor have i had a fit since i was about 9. im certainly glad im over it, though i am always aware that it may come back. i have really bad memories of a...
    ElectroGirlie ElectroGirlie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2010

    Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    I was born with a hamartoma/temporal lobe lesion on my right side that caused me to periodically stop breathing and have fits. I was taken to a neurologist who said there was nothing wrong and i was having "breath holding behavioural issues" (really? as an 8 week old?, gee I'm...
    realscsrewed realscsrewed
    1 Response Apr 24, 2011

    When i was 12, me and my friends was playing a

    stupid game putting people to sleep an i tried it out and when my friend put me to sleep i started shacking and everyone was scared so when i woke up i felt normal. when i turn 13 i started having epilepsy and from there it never stop so i went to doctors and had MRI scan, and...
    Trukingz Trukingz
    18-21, M
    Jan 8, 2014

    A little over 20 years ago I was born.

    And from the outset I had regular fits, at first every few hours, but they gradually subsided to more weekly/monthly events. I still don't know what kind of Epilepsy this was or why I was affected by it. Eventually, somehow, I managed to outgrow it and have spent the past decade...
    RhythmPsycho RhythmPsycho
    22-25, M
    Jul 4, 2014

    There were some aspects of my epilepsy

    that still puzzle doctors like the fact that I only had seizures in the fall. I think I had about 25-30 in the span of 3 years ending when I was 9 or 10. The one thing that made them different from the ones you see on tv was that I was completely aware of what was going on, an...
    kaps105 kaps105
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2014

    Embarrassing Incident

    I had a fit whilst I was sitting on the toilet at home. I fell off and got stuck down beside the toilet bowl and the radiator which luckily, was switched off as it was in summer. The bathroom door was locked and my dad had to break into the bathroom to rescue me from the ungainly...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2008
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